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Arakelots Monastery, Acharkut

#11 of 16 in Historic Sites in Tavush Province
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Arakelots Monastery (Armenian: Առաքելոց վանք, romanized: Arakelots Vank; lit. 'Monastery of the Apostles') is a 13th-century monastery about 3 kilometres (2 mi) southwest of the village of Kirants in the Tavush Province of Armenia. The monastic complex sits upon the crest of a hill surrounded by a dense forest on the left bank of the Kunen River.

Approximately 80 metres (260 ft) downhill from the monastery are the ruins of a caravanserai. The ruins of a chapel sit on the next hill as well. Supposedly, two kilometers northeast of Arakelots Vank on a flat area on the mountain ridge is the little church and khachkar of Khndzorut.

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  • It’s Tavush Marz, about 3 kilometers to the west of the Kirants village. Medieval Arakelots monastery complex was built on the left bank of the river with the same name (Kirants) on a picturesque...  more »
  • Nice medieval Monastery with a huge fortified wall
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